A renowned epidemiologist and pathologist, George Dick is recognized internationally for his research into viral diseases, including yellow fever, Mengovirus and Merburgvirus. His distinguished career has produced vast knowledge on the virology of encephalitis, polio, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, smallpox and whooping cough. He also has been instrumental in the development of combined vaccines against many viral diseases. He worked in the School's Poliomyelitis Laboratory from , where he researched polio virus vaccines while pursuing his master's degree. He wss equally distinguished in his academic affiliations. As professor emeritus at the University of London, Dr.